|The Bishop’s Science Camps provide awe-inspiring explorations, delightful discoveries, and WOW moments for kids ages 7-11 during spring and summer breaks! Campers work together to engage in activities, experiments and investigations as they explore popular science topics ranging from “The Science of Magic” and “Rehab to the Rescue” to “Buggin’ Out” and “Grossology” in a unique and safe environment. Campers can attend one week or many — each week is different!|
|Who: Kids ages 7-11 When: 9am to 4pm (drop off begins at 8:45am; pick-up begins at 3:45pm) Where: At The Bishop, 201 10th Street West in downtown Bradenton.Cost: Innovator-level and above members of the Discovery Society: $200; $250 for all others.Registration: Online at www.BishopScience.org/science-camp/|
|Spring Break Science Camp — March 14-18|
|From giant sauropods that surveyed their realm from two stories up, to mini raptors smaller than chickens, kids will dig in to discover what fossils have revealed about Mesozoic life. Campers will enjoy games, crafts, Dino Don’s DinoVenture experience and more as we uncover what paleontologists have discovered about ancient life!|
|Summer Science Camp — June 6-August 5|
|June 6-10: “The Science of Magic”|
Is it magic… or science? Explore optical illusions, magnetism, sleight of hand, and other tricks magicians use to stump us all!
|June 13-17: “Rehab to the Rescue: Saving Species”|
Sometimes wild animals need a helping hand. Discover how animals in need, like the manatees at the Museum, are rescued, rehabilitated, and returned home.
|June 20-24: “Astronaut Boot Camp”|
Do you dream of going to Mars? Learn about the universe, what it takes to be an astronaut, and the machines and people we have sent to space.
|June 27-July 1: “Buggin’ Out”|
Did you know that insects on Earth far outnumber humans? Explore the most diverse group of animals in the world — their habitats, life cycles, and the important roles they play.
|July 5-8*: “Tiny Jungles: An Exploration of All Things Small”|
Delve into the realm of the micro. Use scientific tools to observe tiny things as you’ve never seen them before and see how their impact is larger than life!
*Please note that this camp is a four-day camp due to Fourth of July holiday. It is also pro-rated: Members of the Discovery Society at the Innovator level and above pay $160; all others pay $200.
|July 11-15: “Animal Superlatives: The Odd and the Extreme”|
Discover the largest, smallest, fastest, loudest, and most oddball animals ever! This week will be full of animal “superlatives” that win the award for being one of a kind.
|July 18-22: “Water: Wet and Wild”|
Water is more than a basic need – it’s also a lot of fun! Explore properties of water, water games, water in space, and more as we DIVE into this subject.
|July 25-29: “Grossology: All Things ‘Yuck’”|
If you find burps and boogers funny, this week is for you! From beetles that lay eggs in poop to frogs that carry their young in holes on their back, nature has plenty of things that will make you say “eww!”
|August 1-5: “Archaeology: Discovering People from the Past”|
Uncover the mysteries of the past as we discover why, where, and how archaeologists work. Clues will reveal amazing stories of cultures, art, and innovation!
|Important Things to Know|
|Payment in full is due upon registration. However, we are also offering payment plans for the first time this year! For payment plan information, please contact Susan McCarthy at 941.746.4131, ext. 113, or SMcCarthy@BishopScience.org.Campers must complete waiver forms before camp begins. Waiver forms are completed through online registration.Scholarships may be available for eligible campers.Registration is open until camp is filled. We keep a waiting list in case there are cancellations.|
|Staff and campers are required to wear masks indoors.We will have curbside drop-off and pick-up.Campers will answer health screening questions.Rotation of camp staff within a given camp week will be kept to a minimum.Additional supplies are available to minimize sharing of supplies between campers.|
|Have a question? Please review our FAQs!|
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|The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature|
201 10th St. West
Bradenton, FL 34205
|As the largest natural history museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast, The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature (formerly South Florida Museum) offers fun and engaging exhibitions and programs that interpret the scientific knowledge of Florida, the world and our universe. In addition to permanent exhibitions, The Bishop features a constantly changing lineup of special exhibitions — offering something new to discover with each visit.|
The Bishop includes an all-digital Planetarium — the only one of its kind on Florida’s Gulf Coast — the Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat, where we help rehabilitate sick or injured manatees for their return to the wild, and the Mosaic Backyard Universe, built especially for young children and their families.
Our Mission: To inspire the joy of discovery and wonder for all ages through excellence in stewardship and engagement.
Visit www.BishopScience.org for hours, info and admission details or call 941-746-4131.
Adults 18-64: $23.95 | Seniors (65+): $21.95 | Youth (12-17) and College Students (with ID): $17.95 | Children (5-11): $14.95 | Pre-K (2-4): $8.95. Children younger than 2 admitted free with paying adult.
Free Admission for members of the Discovery Society | Florida Teachers and Active Duty military (with ID) | Museums for All participants.